Parents are made from some impressively resilient stuff. We’ve withstood hours of Peppa Pig and endless rounds of The Wheels on the Bus. We can scrub spaghetti stains off walls and Kool-Aid spills from the carpet (red, natch). We’ve weathered meltdowns over sandwich crusts (on or off?) and stiff-upper-lipped it through the loudly inquisitive “Do you have a penis or vagina?” years. We get pooped on and puked on, snotted on and peed on. And just when we thought parenthood could not possibly get any more disgusting, frustrating, humiliating or exasperating, along come the tween and teen years to really make us level up.
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